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August 15th, 2012
In Part I of this article I explained what “Network Transformation” is and used an analogy of replacing an old computer to describe the steps involved in a typical Network Transformation project. Now, let’s take that same scenario to a service provider’s network. Step 1 Requires cleaning up the...
August 13th, 2012
Each year GENBAND’s Global Services team completes hundreds of Network Transformation projects in nearly every corner of the world. So, you may ask what do I mean by “Network Transformation”? When we refer to “Network Transformation” at GENBAND, we mean working with our service provider customers...
August 7th, 2012
At some point in the early 2000s, motorcycles reached a new level of popularity in the US, with motor vehicle departments recording a better than 50% increase in registrations. It’s a pretty safe bet that around that same time legions of automobile executives suffered heart palpitations related to...
July 25th, 2012
A few weeks ago during a business lunch the topic of how customer service has gone by the way-side came up.  One of my colleagues told the story of how during a recent meeting with a group of rural telephone companies he came across a unique, but refreshing instance of customer service. While...
July 17th, 2012
One of the most overused and inaccurate phrases in the entertainment business is overnight sensation. As any successful musician or actor can attest, stardom is rarely achieved in an instant. Instead, the journey from neophyte to limelight can take years and includes multiple detours and blind...
July 12th, 2012
We recently introduced the newest addition to the Applications Series solution family, the A2™ Intelligent Messaging Manager (IMM).  The A2 IMM is not just any messaging platform.  Its unique features and advanced capabilities really differentiate it from any solution on the market today.  As...
July 9th, 2012
Every couple of generations the culture undergoes a shift so pronounced from what has come before that it earns a label of notoriety. In recent Western history, for example, the terms Gilded and Jazz have been used to label time periods featuring notable social and industrial transitions lasting a...
June 14th, 2012
World IPv6 Day, designed to provide a makeshift test run for the conversion of IP endpoints to the latest addressing scheme, transpired on June 6, 2012, with little mainstream fanfare. Despite the lack of large-font headlines, the implications of acceleration in the shift to IPv6 have significant...
June 14th, 2012
  Since Internet-based service providers, better known as Over the Top (OTT) players, emerged as potential revenue threats to operators a few years ago, the telecommunications industry has struggled to place OTT entities in the proper competitive context. Initially, this new group of service...
June 4th, 2012
Narrowband?  Who is talking narrowband or TDM these days?  When it comes to narrowband voice services over the last two decades, there has been little to talk about.  ARPU declined as toll revenues disappeared, and revenue has been declining as voice lines continue to decline.  As a result of these...

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